Karadzic 'will be handed over soon'
Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader wanted for genocide, could be arrested and transferred for trial in The Hague by the end of the month, Carla Del Ponte, the UN’s chief prosecutor for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, said at the weekend. Ms Del Ponte’s comments, which elicited cynicism in Sarajevo, followed the first admission by the Bosnian Serb authorities that Bosnian Serbs had perpetrated war crimes in Srebrenica in 1995, when about 8,000 Muslim males were killed. Under intense international pressure and after years of denials, an official Bosnian Serb panel reported that the military and police were responsible for the mass murder. In a lengthy ruling recently, appeal judges in The Hague put an end to years of argument by defining the Srebrenica killings as genocide. Full Story